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Woman airlifted Sunday following motorcycle accident involving deer

August 26, 2012

A female passenger on a motorcycle was flown by STAT MedEvac helicopter from Punxsutawney Area Hospital to an area trauma center for treatment of unknown injuries following an accident involving a deer at 7:11 p.m. Sunday on Route 436 in Young Township near Femco Machine. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

YOUNG TOWNSHIP — A passenger on a motorcycle was flown to an area trauma center by a STAT MedEvac helicopter following an accident involving a deer at 7:11 p.m. Sunday on Route 436 near Femco Machine.

According to fire and police scanner reports, the motorcycle struck the deer, causing an injury to a female passenger, while the male operator suffered minor injuries.

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police were assisted at the scene by Punxsutawney Borough Police, Jefferson County EMS and members of the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

The female passenger was transported to Punxsutawney Area Hospital by Jefferson County EMS before being airlifted.

No further information was available at Spirit press time.

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